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Hi friends!

With our pretty new site have come a few not-so-pretty behind-the-scenes issues. (Remember when our server crashed? Twice? That was funny. NOT.) Anyway, we wanted to let you know that our email was quite spotty yesterday, and that if you tried to send us something, it didn’t come through. We’re all back up and running now, however, so feel free to send away!

Also, we know that many of you are confused and/or frustrated with the feed situation. We are, too! We know many of you visit us through our feed, and we’re working to get back to the same system we had before, where the full post appears in the feed, images and all. To avoid sending you gobbledygook in the meantime, however, we’re working on just sending through the first few lines of the post and no images. Not a final solution, but a little cleaner while we work out the issue. We’ll update this post to let you know as soon as the feed is (temporarily) fixed!
P.S. Obligatory gorgeous photo to tide you over while we work courtesy of A Bryan Photo

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar AMB reply

    Hi! This might be a really dumb question, but along the same lines…how do we add the new blog to Google Reader? I’m having trouble getting it to accept “iloveswmag.com” as a new “subscription”.

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Allison! Not a dumb question at all! I might not be explaining this correctly, but I believe Google Reader is a feed reader, so the problem with Google Reader and the problem with the feed is one and the same. We hope to have both fixed soon!

  2. avatar Kylie reply

    This is absolutely stunning!

  3. avatar Reama reply

    You poor ladies! Good luck in getting this all sorted out. It can be frustrating having to sort it all out but the new site is really beautiful. I reckon it’ll be worth it when you’re all settled in. :)

  4. avatar Peyton reply

    I love this dress! Who’s the designer?

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NOTE: Some of you may have spotted this post on Emily’s blog earlier this week, but until we get our feeds figured out, we’re going to be posting “personal” content here, too!

Last week it was Kiki La Ru’s delicate bunting toppers; this week it’s darling toppers from Potter and Butler!

Emily and Carrie are “makers of handmade goods for authentically merry celebrations.” Don’t you love that tagline? I also love that their name, Potter and Butler, was inspired by their respective great-grandmothers. They write: “Our name is a tribute to our great-grandmothers, Etta Potter and Mirium Butler, who, though they never knew each other, shared an insanely similar set of inspiring characteristics. Potter and Butler were independent, strong, free thinking, hard working, artsy, talented, bird-lovin’, caring about the greater good, resourceful, and stylish (in their own right ) ladies – who could make anything, and more often than not – did make everything – by hand.”

Today I’m featuring two of my favorite products of theirs, the cake garland, which retails for $18, and the set of 12 peppy toppers, which also retails for $18. Colors are customizable on both. Cuteness overload, right?

As a bonus, the girls at Potter and Butler have been so kind as to donate one garland and one topper set for a giveaway! To enter, please visit their shop, then come back here and let us know which you would prefer to win. I’ll announce the winners next week!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Jessica reply

    Definitely the garland for me! I’m hosting my family for Christmas and would love to have that on our Christmas Dinner cake! So beautiful!

  2. avatar Alex reply

    White cake garland will go great with everything else I’m doing! :D Love the new site!

  3. avatar melissa in ma reply

    I love the little cupcake toppers. If cupcakes aren’t cute enough, and some little poms on top.

  4. avatar Laura reply

    Oh my goodness is that cake garland not the cutest thing ever?!? Seriously, I might have to buy one if I don’t win, because it is too perfect!

  5. avatar Jordan reply

    I love everything about cupcakes, and the toppers make them so cute and unique!

  6. avatar paloma reply

    I would love to win the cupcake toppers! I have many a treat to bake for holiday parties this season and these are cute enough to even sweeten up a cupcake!

  7. avatar abi reply

    I love the poppers!

  8. avatar Lisa reply

    I love the peppy topper set! I’m going to be a bridesmaid this summer, so I’d use them for one of the showers I’m going to plan.

  9. avatar Linden reply

    Love their shop… those ornaments are to die for! I’d love to win the Peppy Toppers… I’m envisioning a fun night of baking and then sharing with friends… and the Toppers would be the perfect finishing touch!

  10. avatar Stacy reply

    Being the cupcake addict I am, no doubt here the cupcake peppy toppers are right up my alley!

  11. avatar Kristy B reply

    So cute!! I would love to win the cake garland : )

  12. avatar Nicole reply

    I LOVE the peppy toppers for the cupcakes at my May wedding!

  13. avatar Nicole reply

    I love the peppy toppers and would use them for the cupcakes at my wedding in May!

  14. avatar Sharon reply

    Any of the poms in mint would be wonderful for our wedding and future parties – such a fun, gender-neutral color!

  15. avatar Leah Jones reply

    I love the gracious garland in snow! it would be so adorable on our dessert table!

  16. avatar Megan reply

    I am love with the cake garland topper! How adorable! This Etsy store has been officially added to my favorites :)
    I would love to use this on my best friends birthday cake this month!
    @meganegibson20

  17. avatar Megan reply

    Hi! I am in love with the garland cake topper! How cute! I would love to use this on my best friends birthday cake this month! And btw- this Etsy store has been added toy favorites :)
    Thanks!
    @meganegibson20

  18. avatar Sarah reply

    The peppy toppers would be perfect for my cupcakes!

  19. avatar Kristin reply

    I love the cake garland! It’s so petite and perfect for a wedding!

  20. avatar Tia reply

    I lovee the peppy toppers! Really hard to pick, though.

  21. avatar Sydney reply

    Y’all, I am in love with that cake garland!

  22. avatar bella reply

    I love the gracious garland goldie, the vivid color is so bright and beautiful, it looks like a string of marigolds!

  23. avatar Jillian reply

    I would love to win the set of Peppy Toppers!! In all the colors… so pretty!

  24. avatar Jillian reply

    I’d love to wint the Peppy Toppers, in all the colors… so pretty!

  25. avatar Reama reply

    I really love the Peppy Toppers. So adorable! I’m crossing my fingers that I win ’em! :)

  26. avatar Jessica reply

    Loving that Gracious Garland in goldie! So happens that marigold is one of our wedding colors :)

  27. avatar Brittany reply

    I LOVE the cake garland topper. It’s so fun and it would fit right in with my fresh, vintage wedding!

  28. avatar lindsey reply

    such a hard choice… but i think im going to have to go with the peppy toppers! they are just too fun!

  29. avatar Amanda I reply

    I’m loving the cake garland, ya’ll. So cute! In Carolina blue would be my choice.

  30. avatar Sara reply

    It’s a close call between the Peppy Toppers and Cake Garland, but I think I’m going to have to say I’d prefer the toppers. They’re a unique twist on an already popular trend! I’d love to showcase them at my wedding!

  31. avatar Kelly reply

    My vote goes to the cake garland because it’s just too stinkin cute!!!

  32. avatar Paper Pick :: YEE-HAW Industries « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] that’s right, it’s YEE-HAW Industries! But first, I wanted to announce the winners of last week’s giveaway. Sydney will be taking home the cake garland, and Sara, the peppy topper set, both from Potter and […]

  33. avatar Melissa W reply

    I really like the Lotta Merry Pom!

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Cover Finalist :: Kristen Weaver

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Remember how we had a competition to design our V3 cover? We shared a little preview of each of the 15 completed shoots in the print edition, but over the next few weeks we’re going to be sharing extended looks, starting with Kristen Weaver.

We love that Kristen’s shoot picked up on the seaside vibe from the original inspiration. Kristen is based in Orlando and pulled together a terrific team, including stylist Melanie Pace, planner April Dorsey, and makeup artist Mary Irwin, and dresses from Claire Pettibone. See more in the gallery here!

P.S. Like what you see? Pick up a copy of or see our store listings for V3 here!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Kristy R. reply

    Oh stunning!

  2. avatar Dixie reply

    Both the model and the photographer are simply STELLAR. Great choice.

  3. avatar Orlando Wedding Photographer | Kristen Weaver Photography | Bridal | Southern Weddings, V3 reply

    […] brand spankin’ new Southern Weddings website just launched with our shoot as the first extended preview of the cover shoot series! Their gallery is SO pretty! So jump over HERE to take a look! But […]

  4. avatar Shannon Grant reply

    Gorgeous! Bravo to the whole team!

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